Downtown Aquarium

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  • Watch mermaids swim amongst their sea life friends choreographed to music, all while teaching about the importance of taking care of our environment, in the Under the Sea Exhibit.
  • Learn about the variety of interesting marine habitats on the North American continent, as well as the wonderful creatures that live in them.
  • See how animals in a wharf habitat have adapted to survive tides, crashing waves, and tough environments.
  • See a sunken temple, a shipwreck, and a coral lagoon, and explore how those features influence the habitat and the animals around them.


700 Water St.
Denver, Co. 80211
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Sun-Thu: 10am-9pm
Fri-Sat: 10am-9:30pm

(303) 561-4450


SCUBA & Snorkel Adventures: At Downtown Aquarium you can snorkel or scuba dive with the fish! Swim with the Fish & Dive with the Sharks are two of the most popular and exciting programs at the aquarium. To reserve your dive, please visit or call 303-789-2450.

Aquarium Plus Pass: Includes one 4-D experience. Cost for CityPASS guests: $5.

Animal Encounters: Have a one-on-one encounter with an aquarium animal. Depending on the animal, you may be able to feed, touch, train, and/or get your picture taken with the animal. You can meet our porcupine, sloth, serval, binturong, snakes, tortoises, or parrots. Cost for CityPASS guests: $15/person for first animal; $10/person for each additional animal; $150 for a private encounter, $100 for each additional animal.

Aquarium Exhibit Value Ticket: Includes one 4-D experience and your choice of two: Face Painting, Coconut Tree Climb, Stingray Fish Food. Cost for CityPASS guests: $7.

Advice for Visitors


  • For everything you need to know to plan your visit, click here.


  • Dining: Aquarium Restaurant
  • Gift Shops: Treasure Chest Gift Shop

Directions: Click here for directions.